Samy is a 44-year-old married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a car repair shop since 1990. He specializes in repairing different types of vehicles. During his work years, Samy was able to gain a good number of customers asking for his services. He also notes that he suffered from many bad circumstances. He is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renew his business tools to improve his work and make a higher income.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.